"These activities run afoul of norms of acceptable safe behavior in cyber space and the global community must address them when we can", Demers said, adding that the charges "reflect the department's determination and ability to follow the facts and the law and to hold individuals and nations accountable for their crimes".
Park Jin Hyok is said to be linked to the Lazarus Group.
That comedy film depicted a graphic assassination of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, and was denounced by the country.
In addition to targeting Sony, hackers sent spear-phishing emails to employees at AMC Theaters, which had planned to screen the movie, and to a British company producing a fictional television series about a scientist taken prisoner in North Korea, authorities said.
In December 2014, Sony was left reeling by a cyber-attack on its film-making studio that exposed five of its upcoming movies, including the big-budget musical remake Annie - released online to file-sharing sites by a group calling itself Guardians of Peace.
The Treasury Department announced sanctions on North Korea for "multiple" cyber attacks in the same day, specifically mentioning Park in its announcement of the sanctions. It also led to the cancelled release of the film The Interview.
"The Wannacry attack highlighted that cyber crime affects not just the country's prosperity and security, but also affects our everyday way of life".
Park, who US officials believe is now in North Korea, faces charges that include conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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In the attack on Bangladesh Bank, described as the largest cybertheft from a financial institution, the hackers stole $81 million, according to the complaint.
"These were attacks against freedom of speech", Wilkison said at a downtown Los Angeles news conference.
It's been a year and half since he launched a ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe. The depiction caused officials to complain to the United Nations and resulted in the state media of the isolated nation warning of "merciless retaliation".
The Associated Press reported that a North Korean who is believed to have operated out of China will be among those charged.
A lengthy 179-page affidavit [PDF] from the special agent in charge of the investigation gives an extensive rundown of how the attacks were tracking back to Hyok, his hacking group, and eventually the North Korean government. Investigators discovered his CV and tracked his activities.
The hackers used the same aliases and accounts from the Sony attack when they sent spear-phishing emails to several USA defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin, and others in South Korea, officials said.
The Korean Expo Joint Venture engaged both in hacking and regular business, working with clients on software and information technology projects and using free email services including Gmail, according to the criminal complaint.